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Master PDF in PI paid version?

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Master PDF in PI paid version?

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Post by chrispop99 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:35 am

A Facebook user is complaining that the Package Installer lists Master PDF Editor as the free version, but it installs version 5, which requires paid registration for full functionality. He suggests that the PI should install version 4, which is fully free.

Any thoughts please?

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Re: Master PDF in PI paid version?

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Post by dolphin_oracle » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:51 am

chrispop99 wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:35 am
A Facebook user is complaining that the Package Installer lists Master PDF Editor as the free version, but it installs version 5, which requires paid registration for full functionality. He suggests that the PI should install version 4, which is fully free.

Any thoughts please?

Chris
this is what we use to pull master-pdf

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curl -RL $(curl -s https://code-industry.net/free-pdf-editor/ | grep -Eo https://[^[:space:]]*$(dpkg --print-architecture).deb)
if that is wrong, then I'm happy to correct. someone will have to tell me how.

according to their download page:
The unregistered version can be used only in personal, noncommercial purposes to view documents, fill PDF forms, comment and print documents. In order to use the application for commercial purposes, and with its full functionality you are required to purchase a license.
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Re: Master PDF in PI paid version?

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Post by fehlix » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:55 am

chrispop99 wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:35 am
A Facebook user is complaining that the Package Installer lists Master PDF Editor as the free version, but it installs version 5, which requires paid registration for full functionality. He suggests that the PI should install version 4, which is fully free.

Any thoughts please?
Version 5 is still a free version with limited functionality compared to the full paid version. In this sense the listing in MX PI is correct.
I do support the idea to add an additional installer for version 4, which comes with less limitations within the free version.
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Re: Master PDF in PI paid version?

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Post by fehlix » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:58 am

dolphin_oracle wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:51 am

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curl -RL $(curl -s https://code-industry.net/free-pdf-editor/ | grep -Eo https://[^[:space:]]*$(dpkg --print-architecture).deb)
if that is wrong, then I'm happy to correct. someone will have to tell me how.
That's the correct installer for pointing to the latest , currently version 5 (limited) free version.
The installer for version 4 would be slightly different. ... :snail: ... will need to look, find, test and send a PM ...
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Re: Master PDF in PI paid version?

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Post by chrispop99 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:28 am

The problem with using version 5 without paid registration is that it adds a watermark, apparently.

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Re: Master PDF in PI paid version?

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Post by fehlix » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:40 am

chrispop99 wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:28 am
The problem with using version 5 without paid registration is that it adds a watermark, apparently.
Yes, that's one of main differences compared to version 4, were they don't add watermark when editing the PDF. That's the reason I do have both version 4 and 5 installed in parallel.
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Re: Master PDF in PI paid version?

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Post by richb » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:01 am

I made an edit in a PDF with version 5, and printed it. You can barely see the watermark. Initially I thought it was not there.
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Re: Master PDF in PI paid version?

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Post by fehlix » Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:55 pm

OK. Just send a PM to D_O with MX Package Installer instructions to get Master PDF Editor 4 installed.
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Re: Master PDF in PI paid version?

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Post by galaxysurfer » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:00 am

Anyone know what was changed in the latest version now at 5.4.04 ? Not sure what the difference between our available versions other than the watermark. Can someone explain it to me?

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